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Unicef, UNDP sign $3.5-M waste management project in ‘Yolanda’ areas

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United Nations Development Program and United Nations Children's Foundation signs a 3.5 million Waste Management Project for the Visayas. UNDP Photo

The United Nations and Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Friday signed a $3.5 million waste management project in areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda”(Haiyan).

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Problems may still arise 4 months after ‘Yolanda,’ says Unicef

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It has been four months since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” rammed Eastern Visayas, yet the United Nations Children’s Fund felt that the disaster produced shockwaves that would last longer.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef: Long road to recovery for children of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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Four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ripped through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Football world unites for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

It’s world football uniting for the Philippines.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Beckham who? Soccer star visits Tacloban

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BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

Some of the children didn’t know who he was—except that he must be some international superstar. And so they serenaded him with Filipino songs.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef gives school kids aid, and more

CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS Learning is more fun in Bantayan, these young students seem to say, as they hold classes in makeshift classrooms more than a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened schools in northern Cebu province. EDWIN VICENCIO/CONTRIBUTOR

Three months after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated the central Philippines, some 420,000 children from the worst-hit areas are back in school with the help of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and its partners.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNICEF hopes resumption of classes will bring normalcy to ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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The United Nations Children’s Fund hopes the resumption of classes in areas affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) will be a spring board to speed up rehabilitation, a statement said.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World behind PH, says UN

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks to journalists in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Ban was welcomed with Christmas songs sung by children who lost their homes as he toured the central Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that slammed ashore Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday pledged to rally global support for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” to help them recover from one of the Philippines’ deadliest disasters.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Unicef exec lauds ‘Yolanda’ survivors’ ‘sense of community’

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Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo

An official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), one of the world’s biggest humanitarian organizations, is impressed by the Filipinos’ “sense of community” evident among the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNICEF: Caring for the kids in ‘Yolanda’-stricken areas

A mother and her children brave heavy rains as they head for an evacuation center amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan pounded Cebu CitY. AFP FILE PHOTO

Keeping the youngest survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” safe and protected is a key priority while their homes and communities are being rebuilt, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has announced.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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